“When we decide we want everything in life to happen in perfect timing,
we must give up the idea that we know what perfect timing is,
how it will unfold and who is going to deliver the circumstances.”
~ Jennifer Hough
What this quote means to entrepreneurs:
My goodness! This quote couldn’t have come up at a better time. I don’t know about you, but when I decide I know what I want, I tend to want it now. “Perfect timing” sometimes feels like taking the slow boat to China!
But, like Miracle Max said in my favorite film of all time, The Princess Bride, “You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.” (View the scene here.)
Think about it, when you rush a pregnancy … you get a pre-mature baby who fights just to stay alive. When you rush a cake, you get a one that is either flat or has an icky liquid center that could easily become rife with salmonella. When you rush your sautéed onions, you get burned onions!
Making “perfect timing” conform to your expedient wishes gives you terribly imperfect timing.
Allowing “perfect timing” to unfold is a courageous act of faith. It requires you to take your ego out of the equation, to completely step out of the way of what is unfolding. It means you have to give up on the notion that you know everything or anything. It is a complete act of trust.
As an entrepreneur, your job, in part, is to do what you can to support the expression of perfect timing without getting in its way. You take inspired action and trust that you have have taken the right action. You allow your ideas to come to fruition in their own best way.
Being an entrepreneur is not an easy path. But it can be a very rewarding, spiritual path. And it requires you to be brave, trusting and attuned to perfect timing.
Now It’s Your Turn:
Do you agree with my interpretation of today’s quote? Why or why not? What are your thoughts on perfect timing? Do you believe you can influence it? How? Please share your thoughts, experiences and sage wisdom in a comment below.